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GBHRA: Death of the Spy Bill a huge win for civil society

The decision to scrap the dangerous and anti-democratic Interception of Communications Bill 2017 could point to a new era for civil society and public interest activism in The Bahamas. The GBHRA considers this is a huge win for the concept of we the people and a precedent that is likely to alter the countrys political landscape dramatically.

Until now, the political class has dominated national affairs with unquestioned authority and total impunity. Meanwhile, ordinary citizens remained unaware of the incredible power that is vested in them by the Bahamas Constitution. Most Bahamian believed there was nothing they could do to influence the course of national events...

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